The Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore East on 1971-04-29
- Grateful Dead
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Truckin', Bertha, It Hurts Me Too, Cumberland Blues-> Me & My Uncle, Bird Song, Playin' In The Band, Loser, Dark Hollow, Hard To Handle, Ripple, Me And Bobby McGee, Casey Jones
Morning Dew, Minglewood Blues, Sugar Magnolia, Black Peter, Beat It On Down The Line, Second That Emotion, Alligator-> Drums-> Alligator-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Cold Rain & Snow, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Greatest Story Ever Told-> Johnny B. Goode, E: Uncle John's Band, E: Midnight Hour*-> We Bid You Good Night*
Other Artist(s): NRPS. This date is featured on Ladies and Gentlemen... The Grateful Dead.
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Versions - Different performances of the song by the same artist
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Covers - Performances of a song with the same name by different artists
|It Hurts Me Too|
|Cumberland Blues ->|
|Me And My Uncle|
|Playing In The Band|
|Hard To Handle|
|Me And Bobby McGee|
|New Minglewood Blues|
|Beat It On Down The Line|
|I Second That Emotion|
|Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->|
|Cold Rain And Snow|
|China Cat Sunflower ->|
|I Know You Rider|
|Greatest Story Ever Told ->|
|Johnny B. Goode|
|Uncle John's Band|
|In The Midnight Hour ->|
|We Bid You Goodnight|
-- Set 2 is seamless
- 2011-07-02 01:43:39
- Dat (Sony R500) -> Tascam SS-R05 -> Samplitude Professional v11.2 -> FLAC
- New York, NY
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Fillmore East
This one isn’t hitting any major buttons the way the previous night did, but what guts it takes to take us through those songs on the back half of the 2nd set following that awesome Alligator jam - Cold Rain, GSET, et al. So unusual but not under any auspices of “Well, we can’t think of anything to do here...”
All of the songs follow that grade A+ playing they brought to this run, and this makes for a wonderful coda for the days they were here.
4/26, 28, and this night are worth treasuring in their entirety. It’s clear we’re light years from Europe ‘72, but so are we from that college run in May ‘70. The band held its own in ‘71.
Subject: The Last in the Spring Run
Overall: Great show. Somewhat over-hyped since there are a lot of good shows this spring. Best BIODTL ever. Amazing CR&S comes out of nowhere.
1st Set: We start of with a very nice TRUCKIN then some tuning. We get a nicely played BERTHA then some tuning. Pig comes out with a very big HURTS ME TOO then some tuning. A high-handed CUMBERLAND BLUES > MAMU then some tuning. A stunningly lovely BIRDSONG that aches for Janis’ voice to be heard one more time. Then some tuning. A nice PITB then … a broken string and some tuning. LOSER is huge and fraught with angst. We get an electric DARK HOLLOW that is played lovingly and in tune. Next is the holy grail HARD TO HANDLE. I’ve always liked this version but I’m wondering if 4/27 isn’t a little better. Next is an electric RIPPLE and I could go home happy but there might be more. There is more tuning. BOBBY MCGEE is perfect with another great CASEY JONES (there aren’t many of them).
2nd Set: Starts off with a raucous and silky smooth MORNING DEW. I forgot they played MINGLEWOOD but this sounded just like the old version, haven’t changed it yet. SUGAR MAG is good. They pull out BLACK PETER and have the place so quiet you can hear someone pick up a paperclip. Then they play a version of BIODTL that really rocks out. I don’t think I’ve heard one quite this good before. They tear it up. SECOND THAT EMOTION is just ok. I believe this is the last one. ALLIGATOR is fun to hear again, no updating it here, just the basics. They come out of DRUMS tentatively and it seems maybe they thought they were going to play something but forgot they had played it the night before so we get this whole jam of them trying to decide then we get a nice intro into GDTRFB. This is as good as it gets for this song and I like that it’s not paired with NFA. Then end it very differently tonight, very abrupt then a quiet jam that get louder and just - morphs - into a very different, mellow, COLD RAIN AND SNOW. Best version of this song. We now get treated to everyone yelling especially the girl that yells out “JOHNNY B. GOODE!”. They do us right by a stellar CHINA/RIDER. After a mercifully short GSET they go into a standard JBG then right into UJB. Good version. Encore of MIDNIGHT HOUR is quite tasty especially paired with a AWBYGN. Before the encore Bill Graham tells everyone to stop being assholes.
Subject: My first
I love this performance for its ragged, short-handed self, for the reckless swoop through Stephen on the way to GDTRFB, for the chutzpah to play Second that Emotion, for Garcia's strut through China Cat, and for Mr. Bob Weir to slash through everything. It's no subtlety, all Dolby C, New Yawk more more more, and, presumably, Steve Parish riding shotgun with Marina on her moped, after this closed, after dawn.
Subject: Black Peter
I was hangin' with my best friend, we were out surfing in Seaside Park, NJ and an older surfing buddy of ours came down to the beach and asked us if we wanted to go to NYC to see the last Dead show at The Fillmore East. My friend and I went to our first 2 shows together so we said "Sure!" We drove up to Jersey City to pick up another older friend who had been with us at our first 2 shows. Got into the city, parked, strolled up to the box office, plunked down $4.50 each for standing room only tix and walked in and the New Riders were playing. 30 years later I downloaded the complete show including NRPS and it was 5 cd's! After 30 years that St. Stephen tease gave me goosebumps, and still does to this day! Pig was on fire (as he always was!) Bill Graham was Bill fuckin' Graham! Classic!
Subject: Dark Hollow
Subject: Smokin'... No Jokin'!
It all fits together so tight!
Subject: fillmore east 71'
Subject: One of the greats
Subject: Ladies and Gentlemen...
1st buy a different player (ha, ha, i had ONE cheap korean brandless player who handled the prebuffering properly, if you like this from a branded one you pay a lot lot more. a small piece of software and you pay a lot more, grrr.... i also like classical music and always thought it's mean, mr.sony :( yeah, especially you, what a stupid idea to sort tracks only by title and give me no chance to sort by filename, i thought you like classical music mr.sony? how could one listen proper to that without prebuffering and sort by filename?)
2nd download it and join the tracks toghether to your longings. there exists free software which does the job quite good (i.e. mp3directcut).
Subject: Get a life ............
Get it into your head that: it's history, it's been done, you can't change it afterwards, for FOOK's sake, it's like saying you think the Mona Lisa was painted the wrong way round ......... YOUR CONSTANT WHINING AIN'T GONNA CHANGE NOTHIN'.
If you really want to hear these 'pieces' uninterrupted without breaks, learn how to burn them onto CD and click the "No Gaps Between Tracks" button.
Learn to look past the end of your nose.
Get a life ...........
And give everyone else a fuckin' break from your constant whining.
Drums? What possessed Billy? And a Jam? At a Dead show? Who woulda thunk?
Nothing personal, just trying to make a point.
Great sound quality, too.
Subject: A gem!
Subject: years ago
Ron's organ is clear in this mix!
Subject: not an upgrade imho - just different src
Subject: Unbeatable new source
Subject: new best IA show